Past Exhibitions

From the Shoulders of Giants

David Boyce

Date: 13.11 - 21.12.2013
Venue: Blindspot Gallery (Central)

From the Shoulders of Giants presents a series of self-portraits created from a combination of images, paintings and projections that consider how an artist's development and practice is influenced by works of other artists’. The work questions whether true originality really exists. In the series, portraits of artists from the renaissance and earlier, to abstract impressionists, minimalists and post modernists are layered, appearing as more than a single image. This is part of an ongoing series by the artist that looks at the ideas of collaboration and the myth of the iconoclastic individual artist. Boyce references artists he considers giants, bringing their works and influence into his work, in homage.

The opening reception also sees the launch of the accompanying art book.

About the artist - David Boyce
About the artbook - From the Shoulders of Giants

Essay: "Foreword - From the Shoulders of Giants" by Andrew Paul Wood
Essay: “Almost Duplicity” by John Batten

Press Release
Media coverage (Asian Art News, January 2014)
Media coverage (Pipeline, January/February 2014)
Media coverage (a.m. post, December 2013)
Media coverage (South China Morning Post - 48 Hours, 23.11.2013)